MLB: Arizona 11, San Diego 5

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Stephen Drew equaled a career best with four RBI Thursday, three of them coming on a second-inning homer, pacing Arizona to an 11-5 rout of San Diego.

The Diamondbacks built an 11-0 lead before the Padres scored five times in the eighth, an inning that included a grand slam homer by Adrian Gonzalez.


Arizona had lost its previous nine games in San Diego, a streak that stretched to Sept. 15 of last season.

The Padres had a three-game winning streak halted and saw their lead in the National League West reduced to six games over idle second-place San Francisco.

Drew's three-run blast gave Arizona a 4-0 lead and he also had an RBI double during a three-run fourth. Mark Reynolds added a two-run homer in the seventh, his 28th home run of the season.

Ian Kennedy (8-9) threw seven shutout innings, allowing a single hit and striking out a career-high 12. The Diamondbacks pounded out 16 hits to record only their third win in 10 games.

Kevin Correia (10-9) was roughed up for nine runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings.


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